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Joe Russo

Producer
Red Mountain Entertainment

"I’ve been working with Joe Russo for over 10 months now as my mentor in developing my scripts. We started out with my dramas and have now moved into my comedies. I’ve seen a level of improvement in my writing that compels me to continue the relationship. Joe puts so much care into his work with my scripts and throughout the time he has maintained a warm personal relationship with me." - Larry W.

About Your Host

Award-Winning writer/director/producer Joe Russo began his career in production working on commercials, web-series, television and feature films for companies like Nike, FOX, SyFy, A/E, Lionsgate and Universal Studios.

In 2010, Joe joined Level 1 Entertainment where he worked for five years with CEO and Hollywood producer, Bill Todman, Jr. (X-MEN, WILD WILD WEST) working his way up to Director of Development, where he was charged with managing a slate of feature films and television programs, working hand-in-hand with major motion picture studios and television networks such as Fox, MGM, Showtime, SyFy, History and Amazon.

From 2015 to 2017, Joe served as a Development Consultant for Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler’s MX Productions, advising the company on their feature film division and their first-look television deal with Lionsgate Entertainment.

Joe has frequently been recognized for his work with writers, developing many acclaimed screenplays over the last several years — including his own — which have been selected by film and television executives for the Young & Hungry List, The Blood List, The Hit List and The Black List - Hollywood’s most prestigious list of the best unproduced screenplays.

Most recently, Joe’s award-winning short, TAKE-OUT, appeared as a featured segment in the horror anthology feature film DARK, DEADLY & DREADFUL released on Amazon from the digital horror studio Fun Size Horror.

As a producer, Joe wrapped production on the horror anthology feature film, NIGHTMARE CINEMA, starring Academy Award Nominee Mickey Rourke (THE WRESTLER), working with several acclaimed filmmakers like Joe Dante (GREMLINS) and David Slade (AMERICAN GODS). The movie recently debuted as the opening night movie at the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival to rave reviews, with The Hollywood Reporter calling the film, “a gore crazed romp boasting gruesome fun”.

He also directed the 2017 Valentine’s Day short, BE MINE, for Eli Roth and Jason Blum’s CryptTV and the acclaimed short MIDNIGHT CLEAR which launched on Entertainment Weekly. He also produces the Blumhouse series POST MORTEM, featuring in-depth filmmaker-to-filmmaker interviews with genre legends like John Carpenter, Rob Zombie, Bryan Fuller, John Landis, Mike Flanagan and many more.

Joe is repped by The Gersh Agency, Fictional Entity and Morris Yorn.

Private Month Mentorship

Each month mentorship kicks off with a preliminary 15-min. call to set expectations and lay out strategy for the month. Writer will have unlimited email access with executive plus 4x one-hour consultations with the exec. Exec will read up to 4 scripts in one month (different drafts of the same script or 4 different scripts) and conduct 4x one-hour story notes calls. Calls will also include pitch preps, brand preps and career strategy.

Specializes in:


Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All TV Homes (Network, Cable & Streaming)
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series

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